Spurred by pandemic, U.S. government will revisit federal policies on risky virus research | Science

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government is revisiting its oversight of experiments that involve modifying pathogens in ways that might make them more harmful to people. Yesterday, White House officials and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asked an expert advisory board to undertake a swift, broad review of the agency’s … Read more

Privacy policies are four times as long as they were 25 years ago

A machine learning analysis of 50,000 privacy policy texts shows they have ballooned to an average of over 4000 words since 1996 Technology 3 February 2022 By Chris Stokel-Walker Privacy policies are getting harder to read Antons Jevterevs / Alamy Privacy policies have become longer and less readable, and require more access to user data … Read more